Review the nurse practice act for the state in which you will be practicing as an RN.
Imagine you are ready to submit an article to be published in a magazine for student nurses.
Write the article including the following:
Who grants authority to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)?
What is the board’s role in approving schools of nursing?
What is the governance structure of the BRN?
What is the board’s role in each of the following?
Granting a license
Graduating from a nursing program
Licensing through a challenge
Granting reciprocity from another state?
How does the BRN regulate nursing practice—include regulation of specialties such as NP, CNM, and CRNA?
What is the role or responsibility of the BRN for disciplinary actions?
What is the scope of registered nursing practice in your state as defined by the nurse practice act?
If your state requires continuing education to maintain licensure, what is the role of the BRN in monitoring continuing education units?